Balule is a wonderful venue for wildlife, birding, hiking, game drive safaris, touring and golfing. It is close to the Orpen and Phalaborwa Gates of the Kruger National Park, the majestic Drakensberg and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon.
Guided excursions to local tourist sites are available to our guests, offering an opportunity to visit the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest, Cheetah Breeding Project, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, the famous White Lions as well as the Shangaan Tribal Village.
The tranquillity and peace of Umhlametsi together with the incredible game sightings will leave a yearning for a return to this piece of paradise. We are ideal for occasions from relaxing getaways and family gatherings, to entertaining your clients or team building and corporate getaways.
For the golf enthusiast, the famous Hans Merensky golf course is in nearby Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit has its own challenging and beautiful 9-hole, 18 tee course. Experience a game of golf while observing impala, warthog, duiker and other species of game grazing peacefully alongside you on the golf course.
Extra Activities and Excursions
During your stay at Kwenga Safari Lodge we can arrange additional activities and excursions, should you wish to venture further afield.
Some of the activities on offer include hot-air ballooning (weather permitting), micro lighting and helicopter flips, scenic flights, hiking, tours of the Panorama Route, visits to wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, cultural village visits and community tours and sundowner cruises.
Hot Air Balooning
Experience the magic of game viewing from “lighter-than-air” flight over the Reserve. Our pilots and guides will ensure a safe, enjoyable and informative adventure that will be one of the highlights of your Safari.
After a safety briefing,g you should be airborne in time to witness the sunrise. Then a change in altitude to search for a favourable wind that will allow you to drift gently over the landscape. When the game is spotted, the main burners will be switched over to a “stealth”-burner so as not to disturb the animals.
The experience is unforgettable.
We use 2-person "Croc Rafts" made By African River Kraft. These forgiving boats are ideal for our river conditions, from the mild Lower Blyde to the challenging Blyde Canyon. Participants paddle their own boats (2 per boat) and guides go along in their own craft. Each participant is issued with a buoyancy aid, a helmet and, of course, a two-bladed paddle.
Kruger National Park
Day trips to the bordering Kruger Park can be arranged. The trip is a full day excursion and Lunches can be arranged. A stunning experience.
...is the act of rappelling down a vertical or near-vertical face with the aid of a rope, harness and friction device. One needs no prior experience, just a sense of adventure and a willingness to step out over the edge.
We have access to abseil sites from 25 to 60m high in the Blyde Canyon, the Olifants Gorge and a fabulous granite pinnacle at Sorabi Rock Lodge near Mica.
Local Attractions and Landmarks
|Nyani Tribal Village (Shangaan cultural village)||35km|
|Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for wildlife||50km|
|Blyde Dam boat cruise||60km|
|Panorama Route (Blyde Canyon, 3 Rondawels)||80km|
|Bourkes Luck Potholes, Graskop, Pilgrims Rest||160km|
|Kruger National Park||75km|
|Hans Merensky Championship Golf Course||80km|
|Drakensig Golf Course||10km|
|Swadini Reptile Park||25km|